Sacred nourishment

(Thomas Watson, "Comfort for the Church")

What profit is it, to have the Bible in our heads, but
not in our hearts? It is better to practice one truth,
than to know all truths.

The Lord gives us His precepts, as a physician gives
the patient his prescriptions—to take and apply. This
is the end are all God's institutes—that we may, by
practice, apply them for the purging out of sin and
bringing the soul into a more holy temper.

God gives us His Word as the mother gives the child
the breast—not only to look upon, but to draw from.
Many have gone to hell with the breast in their mouths,
because they have not drawn it, and turned the milk of
the Word
into sacred nourishment.